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Jul 2, 2012 1:00am PDT
. >> everything has pretty much just collapsed on to the facement. >>> plus, a cnn exclusive. and a very candid discussion with a man who once had it all. jason williams on his rise, his fall, and why he says prison saved his life. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. i'm going to get you up to speed now. hundreds of thousands of people are in darkness because of oppressive heat and widespread blackouts. more on the record-breaking heat in a moment on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their home, after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like the apocalypse or what armageddon would look like. we flew a helicopter over top. and this is when the fire was going on. i thought it was trees burning. it was home. >>> a mississippi federal court judge has issued temporary restraining order which will keep a clinic open until july 11th. the clinic was facing clo
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Jul 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
in a moment on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their home, after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like the apocalypse or what armageddon would look like. we flew a helicopter over top. and this is when the fire was going on. i thought it was trees burning. it was home. >>> a mississippi federal court judge has issued temporary restraining order which will keep a clinic open until july 11th. the clinic was facing closure under a new state low. in a few minutes, we'll go to jackson, mississippi, for the latest. >>> exit polls in mexico show that rico pena nieto. many cast ballots after waiting in lines. in neito wins, the revolutionary party will return to power for the first time in 12 years. >>> until today, we did not have the kind of road map. >> hopefully diplomats plan syria won't be a road map to nowhere. secretary of state hillary clinton praised the
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Jul 7, 2012 2:00pm PDT
on twitter at sanjay gupta cnn. time now for a check of your top stories from the cnn newsroom. >>> hello frp everyone. i'm don lemon in the cnn newsroom. something is killing children, dozens of them. some kind of bug, some kind of illness, and doctors are scrambling to find out what it exactly is. so far it's killed more than 60, all of them in cambodia, and as it stands right now there's nothing to stop it. >> it is very difficult to assess how dangerous and how rapidly spreading it will be if we don't know what we are dealing with. >> we have a crew in cambodia full of details in one minute for you here on cnn. a free election four decades overdue. the first real live democratic exercise in libya since the moammar gadhafi era. nearly 3 million libyans picked parliament members today waiting in long lines to vote at polling stations all across the country. we've heard a few disruptions but overall international election observers are pleased. >> in the rest of the country things have been going smoothly. reports from the east where it's been more difficult but even there the jaft majority
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Jul 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
week, you can talk to me online at cnn.com/sanjay or on twitter. now, let's get things going in cnn. >>> from the cnn headquarters in atlanta this is cnn sunday morning. extreme heat baking half of the country and more than 300,000 still without power and at least 30 dead. a cold front is on the way, but relief may come at a dangerous price. plus, a new discovery about a mystery illness. children dying from a frightening infection that kills within days. >>> and later, a mexican drug cartel busted on u.s. soil, and three tons of marijuana and $2 million in cash and you will million in cash and you will never believe what else. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good mornings, everyone, i'm randi kaye and thank you for starting the morning with us. we begin this hour with the h t heat. it has been so bad that 30 deaths across the united states are blame hed on the heat wave. we get more from melissa rainy. >> reporter: saturday brought another day of blistering heat and in some areas that is more triple temperatures. people are looking for relief wherever they can find it. >>
CNN
Jul 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
wimbledon in 2010. roger federer plays andy murray in the men's final tomorrow. >>> our top story on cnn a medical emergency that is so much worse because the deadly disease has no name, no treatment, and no doctor has ever seen it before. it's some kind of neurological disease that has so far killed more than 60 children. so far it's only happened in one country, tiny cambodia. diseases don't recognize borders and doctors are feverishly trying to identify this and keep it contained. cnn's sara sidner is in cambodia with the latest. >> reporter: we visited the main hospital where many parents are bringing their children and where many of these children have died due to this mystery syndrome. the world health organization says 56 of the 57 children who have gotten this particular illness have died. we're talking about a very high mortality rate. when we went down to the hospital there are lines of people standing outside but many of them were there for other reasons such as the denge fever or children for example had some respiratory problems. they were not for the most part aware of this
CNN
Jul 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
elmo until he managed to dance out of danger. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> don't mess with the mascots. that does it for me. thank you very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. thank you for joining us. we're going to get you up to speed on the headlines right now, beginning with a deadly disease outbreak with no name and only children as victims. it's an illness doctors have never seen before and so far can't treat it or stop it. at least 61 children are dead, all in cambodia. the global medical community is stumped. >> it is very difficult to assess how dangerous and how rapidly spreading it will be if we don't know what we are dealing with. >> this mystery illness causes a respiratory attack that kills children. >>> federal agents busted a massive drug operation in tempe, arizona. they took in three tons of marijuana, 30 pounds of meth amphetamine and $2.4 million in cash. 20 people were arrested. >>> libyan people voting freely and openly. it is the first real live democrati
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Jul 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. congratulations, wow. >>> sounds like something out of a hollywood blockbuster. cnn's brian todd is in cape cod where some unwelcome guests are putting a damper on beachgoers' fun. >> reporter: it's the height of the summer vacation season here. behind me, just a beautiful beach here. the weather is great. our photo journalist is going to show you a sweep of the beach here. you'll notice there's no one in the water. that's for good reason. gorgeous weather at the height of summer. but they're only going in waist deep, and it's not because the water is cold. >> i grew up watching "jaws" in the '70s. i don't want to relive that. >> this is what they're worried about on cape cod. not far from where "jaws" was filmed, great white sharks are back. >> tuesday was the most recent sightings by a spotter pilot. >> reporter: each measures at least 14 feet. authorities identified 20 of these predators off the cape over the past three years and believe many more are lurking. a group called cape cod shark hunters tracks, photographs and tags the great whites. we're out off the cape looking for the sharks wi
CNN
Jul 8, 2012 8:00am EDT
rainy, cnn. >>> and check out the weather map, because the cold front is coming down from the great lakes, but a warning while the temperatures are dropping, there is a threat of severe storms following that very same path. we could see lightning, hail and some severe winds. >>> this morning, two indiana parents are accused of leaving their babies in hot cars in the middle of the blistering heat wave. one of them actually die d. police in greenfield say this man left his 4-month-daughter in a car for an extended period of time with temps around 103 degrees and the baby later died in the hospital. 25 miles a wway in the town of fisher this mom is accused of neglecting her 16-month-old daughter by leaving her in a car at a shopping mall. >>> hillary clinton made it clear that time is running out for syria's government. she talked about high level defections from the syrian military and the growing strength of the opposition forces. >> the future to me should be abundantly clear to those who support the assad regime. the days are numbered. >> clinton was in tokyo for a donors conferenc
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Jul 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
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Jul 29, 2012 3:00pm PDT
>>> you are in the cnn "newsroom." i'm deborah feyerick in for don lemon. let's look at the stories we're following this hour. a movie theater turned into a murder scene. the colorado suspect linked to that mass shooting spree is going to be in court tomorrow. james holmes is expected to be formally charged of 12 counts of first-degree murder. he killed 12 people and 58 others were injured. holmes was a patient of a psychiatrist at the university of colorado just before the attack. >>> and getting the v.i.p. treatment, almost presidential treatment today in jerusalem. the presumed nominee for the republican party in the white house, mitt romney, the status of jerusalem. romney tells cnn he consider cans jerusalem the capital of israel and believes the american embassy should be there. the u.s. embassy is currently in tel aviv. mitt romney and his wife visited the western wall, one of the oldest -- one of the old city's holiest sites. full details coming up in just a moment. >>> and the arab league says war crimes are being committed. syria is battling rebels for control of the count
CNN
Jul 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. much appreciated. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> top of the hour, you're in the cnn news room. in afghanistan today, six nato troops were killed in a roadside bombing and we just learned all those troops were americans. it happened in the eastern part of afghanistan. a total of eight nato troops died yesterday and today in three separate incidents. attacks come as secretary of state hillary clinton meets with diplomats in toke ko and they're discussing afghanistan's future and the shape of the international force going forward. also in afghanistan, a woman was shot to death. executed in public. someone r recorded this public killing of a woman. t she's wearing a burka and we won't show you the moment of her death, but a man with an automatic rifle shoots her at least nine times while men gather around and cheer. afghan officials believe the woman was part of a love triangle involving two taliban commanders who accused her of adultery. u.s. officials have called it a cold-blooded murder. kofi annan is back in syria to sign on to a new peace plan even as a special envoy tou
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Jul 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. it happened in mississippi. they are angry and they are doing something about t stay with cnn. they will be with me live right here later this evening. >>> well, it's becoming a very long hot summer for a big chunk of the country. the heat is making people miserable. heat advisories blanket parts of oklahoma and arkansas. temperature turs spiking from 105 to 113 degrees are in the forecast through thursday. >>> well, the fight for the white house goes overseas. republican mitt romney is in jerusalem today touring holy sites and plunging headfirst into the middle east conflict. cnn's jim acosta is there. >> mitt romney stuck to his pledge but drew big contrast with mr. obama. the may headline, his call for jerusalem to be the undisputed capital of israel. that's something no other u.s. president has called for. it could in flame tensions should romney become president. romney issued a stern warning to iran. should that country continue to develop weapons. here's a portion of the speech. >> make no mistake, they are testing our moral defenses. they want to know who will object a
CNN
Jul 3, 2012 10:00am PDT
-- www.vitac.com >>> i'm suzanne malveaux, this hour on "cnn newsroom" we're focusing on the death of an icon. the tens of thousands of people still left in the dark in the northeast. and a new political poll that shows president obama holding just a three-point lead over mitt romney. want to get right to it. >>> first, actor andy griffith has died. we all remember iconic show theme and his folksy manner made him a star in the 1960s. as sheriff andy taylor on "the andy griffith show." set in the fictional town of mayberry. griffith played a single bad who kept the peace and doled out advice in a country town. in the 1980s he found fame again in the courtroom drama "matlock." he was a member of the tv and christian music hall of fame. want to bring in our own larry king who joins us by phone who knows mr. griffith well. you interviewed him several times. give us your impressions, your sense of who he was. >> well, suzanne, he was an incredible person. not only as a talent but as a friend and as an individual. he was always kind and sweet and he was an underrated performer in my opin
CNN
Jul 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
then they fired two real bullets. an autopsy report obtained by cnn shows them entering the side of his arm, indicating chamberlain was not facing the officers or had turned away. >> so the story that the police put out that he was an ax wielding black man trying to hurt a police officer is what it is, a flat-out lie. >> reporter: chamberlain's lawyers acknowledge he did throw out a silver object. >> at that moment, a bolt cutter comes from the police officers and removes the object. so from that point forward, there's absolutely no evidence that at any time mr. chamberlain had a weapon in his hands. >> reporter: there is no way to know. the taser video suddenly cuts off before the shots are fired. so you must have thought it is ironic in sort of the terrible way that someone summoned to your father's door to help save his life, if he had been having some kind of heart emergency -- >> yes. >> reporter: -- ended up shooting him. >> yes. and they took his life. unnecessarily. they didn't have to. >> reporter: chamberlain's niece wants to know why police couldn't defuse the confrontation and w
CNN
Jul 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
for the past three years. but according to the records that cnn found, none of that money has gone to direct services for veterans. >> making lots of money off of it. i mean, when you're talking about millions of dollars that people are doing by grabbing money from people who don't have it. >> who believe out of the goodness of their own heart that they are giving money to -- >> the purpose is to try to explain to me why these numbers don't add up. >> cnn has been trying to reach the disabled veterans national foundation off and on for nearly two years. the public relations did return our phone call in 2010 but the manager refused to talk. despite e-mails and more phone calls, our repeated requests for interviews were all denied. >> up to $2 billion is raised in the name of veterans in this country and it's so sad that a great deal, hundreds and millions of dollars are charitable dollars intended to help veterans, is being squandered and wasted by opportunists and individuals and companies that see it as a profit making opportunity. >> daniel runs a charity watchdog group out of this office
CNN
Jul 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
>>> from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." it is saturday, july 7th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. thousands of people are trying to keep their cool as the mercury rises and patience wanes to get the power back on. >>> health officials scramble to identify a mystery illness that is killing almost every child it infects in cambodia. >>> and it's a special day for us and for ringo starr. the beatles legend joins us this hour on his birthday to celebrate, of course, with us, and to talk about his new album and the motivation behind his continued success. >>> slow and steady is proving to be a losing combination for hundreds of thousands of people across the mid-atlantic and northeast who have been without power now for a full week. and it will be getting even hotter in many cities today. the record-breaking temperatures are blamed for several deaths and catastrophes for many businesses. emily schmidt joins us from springfield, virginia, with much more on that. emily, tell us what the situation is there. >> reporter: hi, randi. the power back on in this neigh
CNN
Jul 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
'll tell you what cnn has learned about his mental state before the shooting. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. just hours after the opening ceremony, a chinese woman has won the first gold medal in the london olympics. she competed in the air rifle competition. from last night, queen elizabeth officially opened the 2012 games after an epic journey through the united kingdom's rich history. danny boyle was the creative mind and director behind the $42 million show seen by people around the world. we're taking you leave to olympic park in just a moment. >>> in just a few hours, mitt romney leaves london and the games for israel. and he's leaving behind some brutal headlines and maybe some sore feelings. loppeders, incling the prime minister and the mayor, were not mused when the republican presidential candidate appeared to question their readiness for the olympics. one british tabloid called romney, quote, mitt the twit. and romney shambles into a viral twitter hashtag in the uk. romney is stirring up the twitter verse for another reason, because of tweets sent out by beth myers,
CNN
Jul 3, 2012 1:00am PDT
cnn opinion research polling shows that people are really split on this, folks, 50-49 on this ruling. they are no less divided on what to do next about it. 52% favor all or most of what's in the law. 47% oppose all or most of what's in the law. yet in the very same polling, 51% believe that congress should repeal the whole thing. we'll talk a bit in a moment about the politics of repealing the health care act as well as the tricky but by no means impossible mechanics of it. first, tax or penalty? joining us now, ari fleischer, cnn political contributor and former white house press secretary for george w. bush. all, bill burton, senior strategist for the top pro-obama super pac and senior legal analyst for cnn jeffrey toobin. jeff, let me begin with you. it's a simple question but not a simple answer. tax or penalty? >> john roberts' opinion said that this penalty, tax, whatever you want to call it, this punishment, this payment, was justified under the taxing power of the constitution. that was why he approved the whole plan. that's what he said. what a bunch of politicians want to c
CNN
Jul 7, 2012 11:00am PDT
every saturday, 1:00 p.m. eastern, and sunday, at 3:00 p.m. have a great weekend. >>> welcome to the cnn "newsroom." it is a record breaking heat wave that won't go away. one quarter of the nation suffering through another day of scorching triple digit temperatures. that's dangerously high for anyone. especially so for people who don't have air conditioning. and that's the situation facing hundreds of thousands of people who lost power during a freak storm a week ago and still don't have it back after all this time. cnn's reporter joins us live from virginia, a state hit hard by the power outages. emily, this hasn't been just a weather vaent. it has been an economic event. businesses haven't been able to operate. >> reporter: hi, gary. it has been such a long week for people. when you see trees like this that toppled and the power lines that came down more than a week ago, it set off a chain reaction so big that the experts, the government and even small businesses say they just haven't been able to add up the total costs yet. what is clear is that as the power comes back on, people are
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Jul 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
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Jul 23, 2012 1:00am PDT
to speak with me and has been talking on cnn and has been very strong. jessica, veronica moser-sullivan, larimer, james boik, jonathan t. blunk, rebecca ann wingo, alex m. sullivan, gordon cowden, alexander c. teves. and then matthew mcquinn. those are the people who lost their lives in this horrific incident. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. >>> we're back live where a memorial service wrapped up moments ago at the municipal center. where the governor spoke, the mayor spoke, and before that the president of the united states also addressed the people here and the nation at the university of colorado hospital. where you're looking at now is another memorial, a makeshift memorial that reall
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Jul 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, right? no more legalized insider trading, right? not exactly. cnn's dana bash and a producer have done some digging into the law. they discovered not just a lingering loophole but how it got there. >> reporter: this was memorable because it was so rare. president obama signing a bipartisan law congress passed swiftly and overwhelmingly. to make sure there's no insider trading in congress.s crowed abg trust in government. >> if there was any chance of fact of using information for personal profit, we were not going to allow it. >> closing loopholes to ensure that members of the congress play by the exact same rules as everyone else. >> reporter: but keeping them honest, cnn has learned that not all the loopholes were closed. here's why. the key to making sure lawmakers don't profit off secret information they learn on the job is based on a new rule. financial transactions over $1,000 must be reported in 45 days. >> so that the public could have more real-time understanding of what their members and what senior staff and other high government officials were doing with their finances. wha
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Jul 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the green economy. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. >>> another way to work out besides running from the bulls which is happening in pamplona spain, i'm about yoga. great! tyler here will show you everything. check out our new mobile app. now you can use your phone to scan your car's vin or take a picture of your license. it's an easy way to start a quote. watch this -- flo, can i see your license? no. well, all right. thanks. okay, here we go. whoa! no one said "cheese." progressive mobile -- insurance has never been easier. get a free quote today. >>> it is a quiet saturday for both presidential candidates. mitt romney is spending time at his family lake house in new hampshire but his vacation ends tomorrow. presumptive republican nominee attends two fund-raisers on long island new york tomorrow. president obama is at camp david this weekend. he just wrapped up a two-day bus tour through the battleground states of ohio and pennsylvania. on the last day of that trip, new job comes came out showed the economy added only 80,000 jobs in june. the president wasted no time giving voters
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Jul 4, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, take a look at it. >> reporter: but finally he gave cnn the news. >> the supreme court is the final word, right? the highest court in the land? they said it was a tax, didn't they? so it's a tax. that's what they say it is. >> reporter: the main reason the already cautious romney was especially careful here is because the gop message on the mandate is already muddled. earlier this week a top romney advisor said the candidate did not think the insurance mandate is a tax but rather a penalty. what democrats call it. >> the governor believes what we put in place in massachusetts was a penalty. and he disagrees with the court's ruling that the mandate was a tax. >> reporter: that enfuruated republicans in washington for imposing what they call the biggest tax in american history. democrats here shadowing romney's event didn't miss a beat. >> i think people see the president as being a strong leader standing up for his principles and moving forward. we'll let mitt romney argue with himself. >> reporter: romney's news came during a brief bit of independence day action in an otherwise quie
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Jul 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
crossed for mark cavendish in that one. >>> this just into cnn, we have our first athlete kicked out of the games for drugs. the ioc says the albanian weight lifter has been excluded from the london olympics after failing an an dye tanti-doping . >>> just when you thought the jackson family couldn't get any stranger, the family feud has taken on a whole life of its own. and wait until you hear what one motel 6 patron saw on his television screen when he checked in. an unbelievable story that we'll share with you. st be a pain. nah, he's probably got... [ dennis' voice ] allstate. they can bundle all your policies together. lot of paperwork. [ doug's voice ] actually... [ dennis' voice ] an allstate agent can help do the switching and paperwork for you. well, it probably costs a lot. [ dennis' voice ] allstate can save you up to 30% more when you bundle. well, his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. ♪ bundle and save with an allstate agent. are you in good hands? with an allstate agent. this is new york state. we built the first railway, t
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Jul 3, 2012 2:30am PDT
happened in england. your care, if you care about patients this is devastating for you. >> a new cnn poll shows the country is deeply divided on the high court's ruling. 50% agree with the justices decision while 49% disagree. 52% people polled favored most or almost all of the affordable care act. when it comes down, the same poll found president obama and mitt romney in a statistical tie pap survey of the 15 key battleground states have a different story. mitt romney ahead 51-43. that stands in contrast to last week's msnbc "wall street journal" poll that showed president obama in the lead by eight. now take this away. why is there this discrepancy? cnn polled nbc's, arizona and indiana states that are firmly in the romney camp. the obama campaign is looking to make inroads in those states with assaults on romney's business record. "new york times" report says it's working. mitt romney outsourcing jobs has been paid for by the pro obama super p.a.c. usa run by bill burton. >> we're now in the middle of $10 million we spent on television ads about mitt romney's time in the private sector
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Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT
the victims familying telling cnn they thought it was an act. this whole dazed demeanor. are we seeing the beginning, possibly of an insanity defense here? >> i think that's probably the only defense here. we've got so many witnesses in a case like this. he was caught basically red handed with the weapons in front of his car dressed as you mentioned with the gas mask and a helmet and body armor. the only defense i can see would be the insanity defense. to your point about whether or not he was malingering. we know this is a very bright person. someone who graduated with a neuro science degree. he studied for his phd before he withdrew. he is not cooperating with the police investigation. he asked for an attorney. if you asked for an attorney you understand the nature of the vents and charges against you. there could be something to these folks that think this is a very smart person who has the wherewi wherewithal to ask for an attorney and sits in court and appears incompetent. the court is probably going to try to determine whether or not he is competent. i think we will be hearing so
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Jul 8, 2012 1:00am PDT
in the bull fighting ring. >>> here's what else we have for you on cnn saturday night. >>> one of the fastest men on earth. >> you want to get up to speed as quickly as possible. >> reporter: reveals a secret to his success. slavery. >> i was able to break the world record. >> reporter: is he right? does the color of your skin make you better? faster? stronger? >>> the upside of being on the dl. >> there are going to be people who don't understand it. >> a bold move or bad for business? what would you say? >> well, me? of the future? >> to your 12-year-old self if you could. >> don't -- don't do -- i'm not. >> excuse me. >> no wonder i'm single! >> must be loud and in your face. fluid and politics and baseball and controversy. >> i didn't think he would have the guts to do it. >> john rocker is here live. >>> i'm going to ask this question right up front. are black people better at sports than white people? more specifically, are black people engineered to be fast? he is telling london's daily mail all my life i believe i became an athlete through my own determination but it's impossible to t
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Jul 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
. thank you for joining us -- cnn "newsroom" continues right now. >> air force sexual abuse investigation. we're on the story. >>> the whole world news the crimes of jerry sandusky, but in early 2001 only five people knew or suspected, and they didn't do much about it. it's all in the e-mails. and it's out with the old and in with the older in mexico. voters returned to a party that ruled that country for most of the 20th century. we begin with the insane record-breaking heat that's gripping a huge part of the country right now. hot and hotter. that's what the national weather service says that we can expect for the next several days, and you need it know this. at least 16 states under heat advisories or warnings today. adding to the misery, nearly 2 million people without electricity in the d.c. area and surrounding states. deadly storms battered that area over the weekend killing at least 16 people. our brian todd is outside in that heat in the d.c. suburb of wheaton, maryland. brian, what's the biggest problems you're seeing right now? >> reporter: right now the rush hour is officially
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Jul 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
, kyra. >> keep us updated and be sure to stay with cnn on the extreme heat wave and efforts to restore the power that's affected to so many areas. the heat is adding to the problems to fire fighters out west actually. take a look at this map right here. it shows the 12 western states dealing with the fires right now. here is one in colorado springs. fire fighters are now getting an upper hand, so much so that evacuation orders have actually been lifted for more than 35,000 people who have been forced to flee. rob marciano has been there since it began. rob, let's talk about the people that have been there insince it began. what exactly are they coming back to? >> reporter: you know, some are coming back to neighborhoods and homes that are just fine, that was evacuated as a precautionary measure and kept that way because utilities and such had to get back online. others, think coming back to damaged homes or -- or nothing. yesterday the folks who were -- who knew that their homes were gone were finally allowed back to take a look in their private vehicles via convoy and look at what was
CNN
Jul 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
sportscaster jimmy the greek made these comments and played back by cnn's larry king? take a listen to this. >> black is a better athlete to begin with because he has been bred to be that way because of his high thighs and big thighs that go up into his back and they can jump higher and run faster because of their bigger thighs, you see. the white man has to overcome that. but they don't try hard enough to overcome it. this goes back all the way to the civil war when during the slave trading the owner, the slave owner would -- would -- would -- would breed his big black to his big woman so that he could have a big -- a big black kids. >> another nobel prize winner there. >> you're just going just stop and don't say it. jimmy was probably fired from cbs for his comments. michael is a sportscaster guys. should he be fired? stand by. >>> so black athletes are they genetically made better than white athletes? before the break we played that sound bite for you from jimmy "the greek." we are play a part of it again. take a listen. >> this goes back all the way to the civil war when during the sla
CNN
Jul 8, 2012 1:00pm EDT
, 3%, c, 6%, or d, 9%? stay tuned and we'll tell you the correct answer. go to cnn.com/fareed for more of the gps challenge and lots of inside and analysis and follow us on twitter and facebook. also remember, if you miss a show, go to itunes. you can get the audio podcast for free, or you can buy the video version. go directly there, type itunes.com/fareed into your browser. instead of one book this week, we're going to give you five of our recent choices. think of it as summer reading. just don't think of it as homework. these are all fun reads. "adapt" offers a new approach to solving problems in your personal life, your career, your business. "franklin and winston," a fascinating book, one of my favorites. in the campaign season, one of the best presidential campaign books ever written was "the making of the president 1960" by theodore white. a work of fiction about iran's nuclear program and very good fiction at that. check out david ignatius' "the increment." finally, my own book, "the post american world release 2.0." if you like this show, i think you'll like the book. >>> now
Current
Jul 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
or not he can get good enough ratings to save cnn. which i doubt frankly. at any rate, that's one of the things we'll be talking about this morning here on this tuesday celebration. but first, we go out to los angeles and get all of the latest today's current news update from our good buddy jacki schechner. good morning. >> good morning, bill. the president and mitt romney are both on vacation again today but "the new york times" is reporting that romney has made plans to visit israel later this summer. the confirmation comes from president benjamin netanyahu's office. romney is meeting with other israel's leaders and the president of the palestinian authority during the short less than two day trip. it is an attempt to reach out to jewish voters and evangelical christians and beef up the foreign policy credentials which are a little slim. romney said with regard to his israeli policy, he'll do the opposite of president obama but has not been more specific as to what that means. >>> the u.s. is strengthening its u.s
CNN
Jul 8, 2012 9:00am PDT
budget office director doug holtz-eakin, and cnn congressional correspondent dana bash. let's straighten out this economy thing. and have you all tell me, "a," what was the most worrisome thing in the economic report we got out of the jobless report, and what makes you think, okay, we can still survive this? let me start with you. >> well, 80,000 jobs. that's pretty disappointing. if we stick at 80,000 and that is the reality of what is going on, unemployment will rise and we have 8.2% unemployment and that is a problem. that's the most worrisome aspect of the report. but there were some positives. hours worked increased. that's a good leading indicator. businesses will ask their existing workers to work longer hours before they hire. >> so that's a precursor to new jobs. >> it is. >> sometimes. >> it generally is. hours worked are at a high level. any pickup in activity will froebl lead to more jobs. and any pickup of activity will translate into more jobs, and we got a big increase in wages which is encouraging. i noticed that wage growth had been slowing, but it is not the case. it is
FOX News
Jul 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
a conversation between newt gingrich and john king of cnn who he famously berated after the debate. what did he say to john king after the debate? >> we interviewed bret baier and juan williams of fox news and john king of cnn to find out what it was like. john king told us, you know, after gingrich lambasted him in the opening debate, he walked up to him during the first commercial break and said, hey, john, it's a great debate. king said, mr. speaker, just called me despicable on national television. he said, no, john, it's great. he took calista over to introduce him to john king. there was obviously gamesmanship involved in that. >> tucker: great book, great site, too. real clear blocks, read it every day. >> thanks, tucker. >> tucker: coming up, a powerful alliance that might make a huge difference in the upcoming selection. sean sits down with the author of book "tvangelcals." of book "tvangelcals." next it's time for the great [ man ] ever year, sophia and i use the points we earn with our citi thankyou card for a relaxing vacation. ♪ sometimes, we go for a ride in the park. maybe do a
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2012 2:00am PDT
create voter confusion. >>> on cnn, the brother of alec baldwin, says the actor could be serious about running for mayor of new york city. billy baldwin says alec might run although he admits he might not have the patience it would require. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> your first look at how wall street will kick off the day after being closed for the fourth of july. dow opens at 12,943 after adding 72 points. the s&p was up 8. the nasdaq, gained 24. in tokyo, the nikkei lost 24 points. in hong kong, the hang seng nudged up 99. the biggest news will be friday's jobs report. news out of europe could trigger some market movement it today. >>> the european central bank is expected to cut the region's interest rates to a record low. the move is seen as essential in easing the euro zone's debt crisis. >> moody's downgraded barclay's credit rating to negative. the bank's former ceo was grilled by england's parliament where he apologized for reprehensible behavior by his traders for an interest rate fixing scandal which is expected to spread >>> volkswagen has ended a s
CNN
Jul 1, 2012 10:00am PDT
visit cnn.com/impact. thank you for watching "state of the union." i'm candy crowley. find us on itunes, search state of the union. fareed zakaria gps is next. >> this is gps, the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. we'll start today's show with american politics in the wake of the supreme court ruling on health care. what does it mean for the presidential race? for health care? what about economics? i have a star studded panel to discuss all of this. then we go overseas to egypt's election of mohamed morsi. what can we expect from an islamist president? two of the top egypt experts tell us. >>> next up, how do you count and catalog 1.2 billion people? i'll ask the man creating a revolutionary biometric id for every one of india's citizens. >> also, the housing bubble caused the crash. will a coming housing boon finally power this anemic recovery? >> first, here's my take. what to do about syria? western military intervention looked fraught with difficulties. but the situation on the ground is a humanitarian nightmare and is creati
CNN
Jul 9, 2012 12:00am PDT
. federer has 17 grand slam trophies. i'm don lemon keeping you informed at cnn the most trusted name in news. stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts and stole her hard-earned money. now meet jack. after 40 years, he finally saved enough to enjoy retirement. angie, the waitress at jack's favorite diner, is also enjoying his retirement. with just a little information, she's opened up a credit line, draining the equity in jack's home. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. see, ordinary credit monitoring services tell you after your identity has been stolen. they may take up to 60 days to alert you-- too late for jack. >>> to keep america great, we have to keep america creative. account alerts, she may have been notified in time to help stop it. if jack had lifelock's 24/7 proactive protection, he could have been alerted by phone or e-mail as soon as they noticed an attack on their network, before it was too l
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Jul 5, 2012 9:00am PDT
are now at a six-week low, and also a new cnn/orc poll finds a 20% spike in positive expectations for the economy. richard, are they celebrating in chicago? >> well, that cnn poll confirms what we've seen in a number of different things, gallup as well, where people feeling better about the economy generally, maybe not about the global picture. they think that somewhere out there there are spooky things going on, but these trend lines are going in the right direction. what chicago's been saying all along is the absolute number, we want it to be better, but the trend line is a much more important thing to watch. and the president's in ohio, jobless rate is better than it was not just better than the national average, but better than when he was inaugurated as president, so they're happy with that. >> patricia, do republicans have to promote our decline a little more? >> well, yeah, that's always what makes it so hard to be a republican these days, especially a republican governor in a state that is doing better. and we've seen if any republicans are having a hard time with this mes
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